• The Butterfly Murders

    Feb 27, 2015

    With an apparent allusion to the multi-layered swordplay novels of Gu Long and Louis Cha, this is a story that revels in its twists and hidden motives.

  • The Champions

    Feb 28, 2015

    By the time the end credits start to run, there is the definite feeling that strong potential has been wasted.

  • The East Is Red

    Mar 9, 2015

    ‘The East Is Red’ ends the popular series with a visual bang that pummels the viewer relentlessly. Unfortunately the exercise is very much one of style over substance and the overall effect is a bewildering one.

  • The Hero Of Swallow

    Mar 24, 2015

    ‘The Hero Of Swallow’ retains a few likeable old-school qualities that just about save it from falling below the three star mark.

  • The Miracle Fighters

    Apr 23, 2015

    This is a real love it or hate it kind of movie and while I found it to be extremely amusing and entertaining, I have only given it 3 out of 5 as it is not likely to be viewed more than a couple of times.

  • The Mission

    Apr 25, 2015

    Within this wonderfully crafted and thoroughly satisfying film is enough reasons to have full assurance in the future of Hong Kong cinema.

  • The Postman Fights Back

    May 14, 2015

    Whilst fans of the Shaw Brothers back catalogue will definitely find ‘The Postman Fights Back’ comfortable viewing, there is still enough fresh material and wackiness here to make the film worth watching.

  • The Sword

    Jun 6, 2015

    During a period where comedy punctuated every kung-fu flick of the time, director Patrick Tam creates a very sombre martial arts drama and never allows the tension to drop.

  • The Thundering Mantis

    Jun 12, 2015

    ‘The Thundering Mantis’ is a three star film that earns a fourth for its remarkable ending and Leung Kar Yan’s virtuoso performance as the hero driven straight over the edge.

  • The Young Rebel

    Apr 9, 2018

    Though the overly moral message may deter some, there’s more than enough rough and tumble scraps to entertain fight fans and a host of strong performances from the leads as well as a thoroughly involving story to engage most everyone else.

  • Thunder Cops II

    Jun 14, 2015

    Admittedly some of the action is passable but the rest of the movie is generally so damn depressing and sloppy that I wouldn’t personally want to sit through it again.

  • Wonder Women

    Jun 28, 2015

    The drama that fills the narrative asks that Leung is capable of giving a mature, at times necessarily understated performance, something the actress resoundingly provides.